Friday 1 June 2012


Are you of young mind?  Prepare to be stimulated.

Here's a turtle-necked US TV treat from the late seventies flogging the futuristic wares of Mego's MICRONAUTS toy line.  The Madison Avenue types were clearly more interested in convincing moms and dads of the SF toys quasi-educational benefits than convincing the kids that these were unmissable magnetised plastic playthings.

The MICRONAUTS toys also spawned a Marvel comic book (which greatly expanded on the almost non-existent back-story concocted by Mego for their Japanese-import toys), a mainstay of late seventies/ early eighties Marvel comics on both sides of the Atlantic.

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